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Practice Schedule

Post by Waterpigcow » February 18th, 2019, 8:30 am

What is your team's practice schedule? how is it organized and what level do you compete at? for my school we meet twice a week after school for about ninety minutes to work on events and we have gone to our state competition for the past three years.

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Re: Practice Schedule

Post by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » February 18th, 2019, 12:08 pm

We don't have practices at our high school. I'd say we're close to making states this year.

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Re: Practice Schedule

Post by Things2do » February 18th, 2019, 2:16 pm

We usually do one set of events each week, with some team-building games on some of the weeks before the Rules come out and a ice-cream party after Regions. We also meet as individuals during the week sometimes... This rotation works well usually, unless you're like me and take on 8 events for Regions, and study for one more that you don't really want {and then you're happy when your region makes it conflict with two other events}, but...
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Re: Practice Schedule

Post by LittleMissNyan » February 19th, 2019, 5:45 am

UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:We don't have practices at our high school. I'd say we're close to making states this year.
Oof...

Our team meets once a week, but I would think some of the better teams would meet more often. We do a lot of work outside of meetings, though.
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Re: Practice Schedule

Post by waffletree » February 19th, 2019, 5:57 am

we usually meet 4 times a week for 75 minutes, but i guess suppose a lot of people, especially non-experienced people, don't really work at home
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Post by megrimlockawesom » February 19th, 2019, 7:46 am

Practice schedule? What's that? *laughs and then starts to cry*

My Div B team would have build events start early. practices would start at 8:00 am on a saturday, and go until 1:00 PM. There would be bagels in the lobby for breakfast from the local Einstein Bagels
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Post by LittleMissNyan » February 19th, 2019, 1:22 pm

megrimlockawesom wrote:Practice schedule? What's that? *laughs and then starts to cry*

My Div B team would have build events start early. practices would start at 8:00 am on a saturday, and go until 1:00 PM. There would be bagels in the lobby for breakfast from the local Einstein Bagels
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Re: Practice Schedule

Post by jaspattack » February 19th, 2019, 6:07 pm

We have a practice space available every day after school, but most meetings aren't required. A majority of our C team shows up on Tuesdays, while our B team shows up on Thursdays since the space isn't large. People are also trusted to work at home, of course (-: A lot of our work is self managed, which allows team members to have outside commitments (though it can be frustrating when people choose not to work on SciOly.)
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Re: Practice Schedule

Post by EastStroudsburg13 » February 19th, 2019, 6:21 pm

megrimlockawesom wrote:Practice schedule? What's that? *laughs and then starts to cry*

My Div B team would have build events start early. practices would start at 8:00 am on a saturday, and go until 1:00 PM. There would be bagels in the lobby for breakfast from the local Einstein Bagels
My B team would do something similar back in its heyday. We would usually do 8-12, but it proved to be really helpful to our preparedness. It takes a very devoted coach to dedicate that time, but it's definitely a positive influence on performance.
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Re: Practice Schedule

Post by Vortexx » February 19th, 2019, 6:30 pm

Just weekdays & Saturdays for me
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